Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB1172)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters and certain employees develop the cancer. The measure removes the compensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer had contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty. The bill was incorporated into SB 1030. Amends § 65.2-402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/19/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101600D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1172)
01/14/2019Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB1030-Cosgrove) (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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